Interesting Things You Didn't Know About Inflammation
Let's talk about the key differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the role of autoimmunity in diabetes, and how islet amyloid polypeptide amyloidosis (AIAPP) damages beta cells. Presented by Ashish Marwaha, Graduate Student, Immunity in Health & Disease, CFRI; Pathology Graduate Program, UBC. | Dr. Megan Levings, Scientist, Diabetes, CFRI; Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. | Clara Westwell-Roper, Graduate Student, Diabetes, CFRI; MD/PhD Graduate Program, UBC. (2013)
A new study led by researchers from the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit found girls in rural B.C. communities with poor access to local mental health services are at the highest risk of intentionally poisoning themselves. The most common substance used was non-opioid painkillers and the second most common substance used was medication for anxiety and depression.
Dr. Pascal Lavoie and his team compared the immune responses of babies to those of COVID-19-negative adults from Metro Vancouver. The antibody reactivity to SARS-CoV-2 in almost all of these adults was up to 100-fold higher compared to the infants at second blood sera collection. The researchers estimate that between 90-99 per cent of adults have positive antibody reactivity to SARS-CoV-2 antigens.
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